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April 28th

Johnsonburg Rams honored with banquet

April 29, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – The accomplishments are many and players like Cole Peterson and Cameron Grumley are so rare.
Peterson and Grumley’s accomplishments were highlighted and celebrated as part of the Johnsonburg boys basketball banquet held Sunday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Johnsonburg varsity head coach Bill Shuey spoke about the tandem.

April 27th

Community joins together for National Day of Prayer

April 28, 2014

The roots of National Day of Prayer dates back to the late 1700s when the Continental Congress designated a time for prayer in forming a new nation.
That tradition has grown strong since colonial times as the local community is set to recognize this year's National Day of Prayer, to be held Thursday, May 1 at noon at the gazebo on the Elk County Courthouse lawn.

Investigation continues into cause of house fire

April 28, 2014

ST. MARYS – The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal and Crystal Fire Department recently conducted an origin and cause investigation into a fire that destroyed a St. Marys house on Friday afternoon.
A cause has not yet been determined as the investigation continues.
The house is located at 109 Challingsworth Rd., situated just off of Taft Road.

Anthony A. "Tony" McGill

April 28, 2014

Anthony A. "Tony" McGill, 68, of 384 Rightmeyer St., St. Marys, died on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.
He was born Feb. 18, 1946 in St. Marys, a son of the late Aloysious McGill and the late Mary Piccolo McGill Reed.
On May 31, 1975, he married Marie Caggiano McGill, who survives.

Eva Caribardi

April 28, 2014

Eva Caribardi, 91, of 296 Fairview Ave., Johnsonburg, died Friday morning, April 25, 2014 at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh.
Born March 4, 1923 in Johnsonburg, she was the daughter of Gennaro and Frances Chirillo Aiello. On Oct. 9, 1940 in Johnsonburg, she married James Caribardi Sr., who survives.
Eva was a devout member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church where she founded the committee to prepare funeral dinners. She carried on her mother's tradition of the Feast of the Annunciation with a 365 bead Rosary.

April 25th

House destroyed in blaze, sparks brush fire

April 26, 2014

ST. MARYS – A St. Marys home was destroyed in a Friday afternoon blaze at 105 Challingsworth Rd., located off of Taft Road.
Fire companies from St. Marys, Fox Township and Johnsonburg responded to the call.
The garage area of the residence was fully engulfed upon arrival at approximately 2:03 p.m. and quickly spread to the two-story structure which was a complete loss. Heavy smoke was also initially reported.

Driver in 6-fatality crash to stand trial on 35 charges

April 26, 2014

SMETHPORT – A Kane woman will stand trial on 35 charges as the alleged prescription drug-impaired driver in a Route 219 traffic accident last Aug. 31 that claimed the lives of six people.
Kathleen S. Douglas, 37, appeared Friday morning in McKean County Court on her scheduled “last day to plea” in the case.
Senior Judge William F. Morgan of Warren took the bench at 10:12 a.m. in the small courtroom to face the defendant and her court-appointed lawyer—Smethport attorney James P. Miller. County District Attorney Ray Learn appeared for the prosecution.

Elk County Historical Society celebrates 50 years

April 26, 2014

On Friday evening, the Elk County Historical Society celebrated 50 years in existence with a dinner at The Royal Inn. Elk County residents joined together to look back on the past 50 years of the society and the many strides the society has taken since its inception in 1964.
Historical Society executive director Mary Kalinowski, who has been with the organization for seven years, offered some of the history of the society as well as her thanks for the support from the county.

Johnsonburg softball shuts out Oswayo Valley on rainy afternoon

April 25, 2014

The Johnsonburg Ramettes made sure to get out of the rain quickly Friday afternoon.
Johnsonburg used a patient hitting attack and an eight-run second inning to take a 13-0, five-inning victory over Oswayo Valley at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.

Bradford uses late innings to drop Rams, 6-4

April 25, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Rams were in a slippery and wet driver's seat Friday until a pair of sloppy innings caused them to stumble to the finish line in a 6-4 defeat against visiting Bradford.
With on and off rainfall through the game, the Rams held a 3-0 lead until the Owls used a pair of three-run innings to take the lead.

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